Dundee in old picture postcards volume 2

Dundee in old picture postcards volume 2

Auteur
:   Norman Watson
Gemeente
:  
Provincie
:   Dundee
Land
:   United Kingdom
ISBN13
:   978-90-288-6682-9
Pagina's
:   80
Prijs
:   EUR 16.95 Incl BTW *

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39 Now back to Broughty Ferry, and a George Washington Wilson postcard showing two young lads making a dash to catch the Monifieth-bound tram whizzing along Queen Street behind them. Did they catch it?We'll never know. Or perhaps they were sirnply daring to run in front of it - as some nerveless kids do in today's traffic! The Ferry's gridiron street plan was set

out in the 19th century

by Charles Hunter of Burnside and included

St. Vincent Street and Fort Street, narnes associated with British victories during the Napoleonic Wars.

l . . .I

40 Tons of sand pile up on the front at Broughty Ferry after high winds in 1959. No need of ices or refreshing lemonade that day! In 1873 there were 35 places in the Ferry for the retail of drink - more per head of population than in any other village in Scotland. Perhaps this was further inducement to potential holidaymakers!

41 Queen Alexandra, wife of King EdwardVII, visited Dundee briefly in 1907 and 1908, after spending the summer at Balmoral. Here, bailies and civic dignitaries prepare to speed her on her way by pinnace to the royal yacht, as she bids goodbye to Lord Provo st William Longair. On bath occasions the Queen was on her way to Norway to visit relations. She was the eldest daughter of King Christian IX of Denmark.

Queen's Visit to Dundee -Her Majesty bids Goed-bye to Lord Prevost Longair

42 One of the strangest acts ever seen at the Palace Theatre in Nethergate (seen here in the 1930s) was a huge Frenchman who was billed as the Human Aquarium. A large tank of water containing assorted fish was placed on the stage. He proceeded to scoop up the fish with a jug and to swallow them. He would then take a stance several yards away and with one glorious belch, his 'prisoners' would be released to cascade back into the tank! The Palace was built in 1870 for use both as a theatre and a circus. The original circus ring was discovered during its later conversion into a cinema.

43 Parts of the famous Kinnaird Hall eau still he seen in Bank Street.

Alas, few photographs of what must have been an impressive interior appear to have survived. This remarkable poster shows the programme of events in the hall in April 1893, when the Rosicrucian somnomists Professor

S.S. Baldwin and rus wife Kitie, on their 'fourth tour around the globe ... a gigautie sueeess everywhere' presented 'the queerest and quaintest, the funniest show on earth'. In short, they were hypnotists!

HALL, DUNDEE mebn~a~ lIigbt. Rpri( 19tb. 1893.

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J2rofessor .5. S. a,nd. Jiittie "Eddwin, ROSICRUCIAN SOM NOMISTS.

ANB TRK. BUTTERFLY COTIRU:.

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~LORD-PROVOST OF DUNDEE,B?E:-

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Tal> MAGISTRATES 8< TOWN COU!lCII.

--

r THE FU:>INIEST

$HOW OH TH1S GREAT EARTH

*MATER1ALIZED MAHATMASEE Bv PROF' A"'O KITTIE BALOWIN

Ma J AM'Es :BELL, THE ETHIOPI",l'ó EMPEROR

4! MARION CONSTANCE, ???

TERPSICIiOREAN tPECIALTIES

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KATE RUSSEL'S LIVING PICTURES E ,. AHD BAIIY NICK.~

ADA DELROY THE OUE9l OF HEARTS.

GOD SJltva

44 As postcard production becarne more sophisticated publishers astutely conc1uded that they could 'lengthen the life' of commissioned photographs by inc1uding them in composite cards. Here, a Good Luck From Dundee card byValentine's us es scenes featured on postcards some years earlier. Fascinatingly, the sender in Iune 1956 writes: 'Shops very busy. TV is a great attraction.'

45 Similarly, a photograph's 'life' could be extended by its incorporation within a decorative border. This postcard shows Dundee's Royal Arch contained within a Fraser tartan border, and formed part of Hartmann's Glossy Tartan Series of 1910. A very rare Cynicus postcard is known with a view of Dundee within a border made from tartan material. Jute and aluminium Dundee cards are also recorded.

46 Comic postcards were instantly popular when they emerged in the early Edwardian period - and the sauciest seaside types remained sa for the rest of the century! "This is the way you get your shave,' writes a squaddie from Barry Camp to his brather in High Blantyre.

Barry Camp, on the Dundee-Arbroath raad, was one of the first militia and volunteer camps established in the 19th century as a re sult of the fear of war with France.

CAMP LIFE.

ïl-fE MORNING t/

?HAVE. /

.-- --- --- _-..."r-..~I

47 The Red Cross Auxiliary Hospital in Broughty Ferry provided forty beds for wounded servicemen during the GreatWar. In 1965 the legendary amputee air ace Douglas Bader opened Dundee Limb Fitting Centre in the building. The development of the centre proved a model for the care of amputees and, before its services were relocated to Ninewells in 1999, more than 3,000 patients passed through

its doors, with the vast majority being successfuHy fitted with artiflcial limbs and retuming home.

48 The sight of the unadorned Tay Ferries booking office, seen here in

the summer of 1 952, will evoke nostalgie memories for those who miss the famous 'Fifies'. Newport developed primarily due to the presenee of the ferry. But while the service passed into the pages of loeal history in 1966, Newport eontinued to prosper as an important and weil-ta-do dormitory town.

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